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Blake Patterson
Works at TouchArcade.com
Attended Christopher Newport University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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Some of my most treasured items in the basement computer room or “The Byte Cellar” (cue my daughter rolling her eyes) are on the wall. The room is full of system setups from the '80s and '90s, and I love spending time in front of all of them, but the items I've collected, framed, and hung on the ...
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Great memories and great games I sued to play on my Apple //e…

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A hardware reference grid I've been maintaining that might be of help in determining relative capabilities of the various iOS devices.

http://blakespot.com/ios_device_specifications_grid.html
Device, Model ID, Year, SoC, RAM (MB), Mem Speed (MHz), Mem Type, CPU, CPU Arch, Data Width, # CPU Cores, CPU Clock (MHz), Cache L1 • L2 • L3, Motion Coprocessor, Geekbench Score, GPU, # GPU Cores, GPU Clock (MHz), Screen Res, PPI, Screen Size (inches), Device ...
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Does anyone have a better understanding than I about how watchOS 2 decides what level of text shadow to render on a Your Photo custom watch face image?

http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/custom-photo-face-about-the-text-shadow-watchos-2.1928038/

Thanks.
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I remember feeling that one of the coolest things about my Apple IIe setup back in 1986 was the 6-voice sound card with which I outfitted it. The Apple II line (aside from the IIGS with it's superb Ensoniq DOC audio chip) featured only a simple, 1-bit beeper which provided rather basic sound ...
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I love spending time sitting down and using the various vintage computer systems I've collected over the years, but more than that I enjoy learning new bits of history about these systems and how they came to be. While my vintage collection is sizable — 16 systems (excluding consoles and ...
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I love spending time sitting down and using the various vintage computer systems I've collected over the years, but more than that I enjoy learning new bits of history about these systems and how they came to be. While my vintage collection is sizable — 16 systems (excluding consoles and ...
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The original Tandy Corporation (RadioShack), is now dead, it did not re-emerge from bankruptcy. The current RadioShack is a new company that acquired some assets from the now-defunct estate that was RadioShack (http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2015/12/10/year-in-review-three-things-that-have-changed.html)
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An impressive homage (that I had a hand in) to a game studio of note. Timeframe: early/mid-'80s.
Some of my most treasured items in the basement computer room or “The Byte Cellar” (cue my daughter rolling her eyes) are on the wall. The room is full of system setups from the '80s and '90s, and I love spending time in front of all of them, but the items I've collected, framed, and hung on the ...
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Bitmap is here: www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/22253870106/in/album-7215...
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I was lately in a twitter back-and-forth with some of my vintage computing brethren when the topic of the earliest systems each of us owned came up. My first was a TI-99/4A gifted me (I coached the parents on the purchase carefully beforehand) on Christmas morning, 1982.
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I love spending time sitting down and using the various vintage computer systems I've collected over the years, but more than that I enjoy learning new bits of history about these systems and how they came to be. While my vintage collection is sizable — 16 systems (excluding consoles and ...
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I'm glad I finished the book, it's amazing how many things happened in the 13 "official" years of the CoCo family, it's even more amazing how many things continue to happen with both hardware and software! I have learned so much in these past few months, it's staggering, and I have so much more to learn, especially in all of the post 90's CoCo 3 stuff which I never saw, so I'm getting to experience new CoCo stuff for the first time, it's like being a kid again!
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Blogger, Developer
Employment
  • TouchArcade.com
    Blogger, Developer, 2008 - present
  • AFL-CIO
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2011
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2001
  • Acuity Technology Services
    Tech Consultant, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Virginia
    Systems Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Gannett Fleming Inc.
    System Administrator, 1996 - 1997
  • ViGYAN Inc.
    Developer, 1993 - 1994
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Currently
Alexandria, VA
Previously
Charlottesville, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Newport News, VA - Yorktown, VA
Story
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I run TouchArcade.com and ByteCellar.com. I am a game lover and a retro nut.
Education
  • Christopher Newport University
    Computer Science, 1991 - 1995
  • Old Dominion University
    1995 - 1995
  • Hampton Roads Academy
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Married